PhD Title: Investigating proneness to anomalous bodily experiences (e.g. Out-of-Body experiences) on illusions of body ownership and event-related psychophysiology during the Rubber-Hand illusion.
PhD Supervisor: Dr Jason Braithwaite
Hayley Dewe is undertaking doctoral research into neurocognitive correlates of hallucinatory experiences of the self. Specifically, those prone to anomalous bodily experiences in the general population (e.g. Out-of-Body experiences) and their susceptibility to illusions of embodiment and event-related psychophysiology during the Rubber-Hand Illusion.
BSc Psychology (Birmingham)
MRes Psychology (Birmingham)
Hayley completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology followed by her Masters of Research in Psychology, both at the University of Birmingham.
Hayley is a member of the Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL), directed by Dr Jason Braithwaite.
Neurocognitive correlates of Hallucinations / Delusions / Anomalous Cognition including:
Embodiment & hallucinatory experiences of the ‘Self’ e.g. susceptibility to the Rubber Hand Illusion
Anomalous bodily experiences e.g. Out-of-Body Experiences and Depersonalization
Cortical hyperexcitability & Anomalous perceptions
Sensed presence / Religiosity / Paranormal experiences
Emotional processing & event-related psychophysiology
Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham: investigating cortical hyperexcitability and dissociative experiences associated with signs of depersonalization in non-clinical samples.
Braithwaite, J.J., James, K., Dewe, H., Medford, N., Takahashi, C., & Kessler, K (2013). Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: Disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7:719. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00719.